🦾1. Live with #integrity.
2. Do what it is that ignites your #soul.
3. Find #mentors and role models.
4. Grow 1% every day.
5. Surround yourself with #greatness to unleash your greatness.
6. Embrace #failure.
7. Give more than you take.
8. Eliminate the bad apples.
9. Choose #light over dark.
10. Live with a #warriorspirit
Do not fear failure, but please be terrified of regret. Three years ago I was in Spokane, sitting in my aunt's house, crying on the floor. I had just gotten out of a serious relationship, was seeing family I hadn't seen in forever, it was cold, and I was starting this new chapter at Gonzaga that I didn't feel deserving enough to do. And on top of that, I was going to class for the first time in years and getting ready to meet people that I perceived as having all the answers. They all had their life together. They all would know each other. I never felt more "other" than the first moment I stepped out of my aunt's car and onto campus. I already prepared myself for failure, so it was a matter of just going through the motions until I could fly back home to Phoenix. .
Spoiler - Gonzaga gave me hope. I heard the name Viktor Frankl for the first time. I met people who didn't know me at all, but were open and honest and REAL. I met Popa! My family treated me like I grew up with them my whole life. I started a two year journey that would completely change my life around professionally, but most importantly, personally. I left Spokane with an optimism and a deep love I'd not felt in a while. I'd like to say I knew what was going to happen and that I wasn't going to give up, but I didn't. I was lucky that I got out of the car that day - with absolutely ZERO regrets. .
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Day #26 Failure. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. Failure, as much as it hurts, is an important part of life. In fact, failure is necessary. #showup #getup #failure
Being alone is a power many few can handle...
How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions Are you where you intended to be today or have you slipped up (or maybe even given up) It’s okay! You are not meant to be perfect.⠀
Perfectionism is counter-productive, as it holds us back from the possibility of failure. If we don’t allow ourselves to fail, we won’t learn or grow. We’ll miss out on living the lives we want to live.⠀
Combat perfectionism by being kind to yourself. By showing kindness to yourself, you allow yourself to choose happiness. Set realistic goals and expectations. Visualize where you want to go and who you want to be, then create a plan that points you in the right direction.⠀
When you make a mistake or fail, simply begin again. Speak kindly to yourself -- until you believe it!⠀
How have you shown kindness to yourself today Share in the comments, or reply to our stories!⠀
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The process can be linked with establishing our identity and feeling at ease with the person we are deep down. Having a strong sense of identity often naturally brews confidence - while some people seem to find their sense of self at an early age, others struggle to navigate who they really are and what they want out of life. In these times it is helpful to start by testing and challenging ourselves by asking slightly uncomfortable questions.
Ask yourself these questions to understand how you feel deep down:
🌿Which strength am I most grateful for
🌿What are my fears Why
🌿If I could change one small thing to make my life better, what would it be
🌿What are my proudest moments Why
🌿What makes me unique 🌿What do I do to show myself love
🌿Who gives me the most comfort
🌿What do I value - Why do these values matter to me
🌿What do you need to happen in order for life to feel worthwhile
🌿If I had no fear of being hungry or homeless, where would I be in one year
Asking these questions may seem extreme, but they allow the space we need for self-exploration. In turn, examining our answers can help to highlight our strengths, passions and interests. Over time, we come to define our true characteristics and qualities - a process which allows us to accept who we are. From there, we can take comfort in how well we know ourselves so when crossroads do present, we can make the best possible decisions for our own health and happiness 💕
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